Monthly Archives: March 2005

Trouble-shooting previews

It seems Thunderbird does something quirky to the display of this blog. I’m trying to narrow it down, but I currently have two suspects…

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Prefetching pages

Google have just announced in their blog that searches done in firefox will prefetch the first result. From the Google help page on results prefetching: On some searches, Google automatically instructs your browser to start downloading the top search result … Continue reading

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Right tool for the job

Berin talks about holy wars in comparing open source products to Microsoft products. Whilst I completely agree with him that you use the right tool for the job, I fundamentally disagree that you “get what you pay for”. These days … Continue reading

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Giants

I’m trying to see out of the footprints of giants. Open Source is wonderful, but sometimes the lack of documentation can really leave you in a quagmire, trying to piece together the pieces based on what code is available. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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The hardest thing

You know the toughest thing about collaborating with other people on projects? It’s not where they are in the world. It’s not what language they speak. It’s not their preferred development language. It’s not even time zones, bug tracking, project … Continue reading

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Not so fast

Via C&V: Why does God give us the internet before teleportation? Um, I’m glad we got planes before we got the internet. Though actually it would be fascinating to plot the rise of multinational relationships with the advent of the … Continue reading

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agony and ecstasy

By all reasonable measures I would have stayed at home today. But I’ve been known at times to eschew reason. After several days at home in a miasma of lemsip, ibuprofen and sudafed, I decided I’d had enough of being … Continue reading

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end of the evening

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fish

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lunch

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